Connecting Composing Strategies, Digital Literacies, and Disciplinary Content to the Common Core
10. Too Many Traits, Too Much Time: Trying to Teach Writing with Technology (Third Grade)
AUDRA K. PARKER AND JAMES L. WELSH
In this lesson, Mrs. Zenuch introduced the 6+1 Traits to a third grade class. Using digital brainstorming software, she categorized students’ big ideas about writing and soon encountered trouble managing too much information. Through a series of adjustments she transitioned from the brainstorming session into a reading of a children’s book to teach the vocabulary of the traits.